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Retail Establishment Specialist - Group Expansion

Malmö, Skåne County - Informaciones sobre la localización de la oferta Expansión Jornada completa

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We believe that you are motivated by being part of creating the new IKEA and establishing new efficient Retail units globally as well as by delivering projects with high quality and speed. Moreover finding new ways through co-creation with colleagues and other IKEA units and living the IKEA culture and values is what motivates you. Creating the future IKEA and increasing customer value is your passion. In addition you have the ability to coach and guide our markets in a trustful way, are energized by contributing to overall success and results through collaboration and inspired by working together in in an ever-changing multi-dimensional environment.

In this role you need to have experience from Project Management, Retail build up in multiple countries or equivalent and preferably IKEA store experience. You also have experience from implementation and working on sites with retail build up. Furthermore, you are experienced in creating action and resource planning and you have multicultural experience.

You have knowledge in:

• Retail Establishment in multiple countries, and specifically in the part retail build up and fit out.
• the IKEA retailing concept and IKEA range presentation (preferably)
• project management
• project planning and phasing to secure most efficient implementation
• creating and implementing change initiatives and manage stakeholders

As a person you are able to create efficient time plans, making optimal use of time and resources as well as to prioritize work. You understand customer needs in order to challenge common ways. You work and perform with flexibility and simplicity and you are appreciated for communicating and presenting clearly within your specific area of expertise.


As a Retail Establishment Specialist you will be responsible for creating the implementation planning for the new Retail units together with the countries. You are responsible to share learnings and constantly challenge and coach to find optimized solutions together leading to high quality and speed. You will also support the market organisation during the execution phase of the project. Together with the team in Group Expansion/ Central planning hub (CPH) you contribute to always develop our ways of working.

You will:
• participate in the project team and be responsible for creating implementation planning of Retail units solutions
• work closely with Planning Project leader (CPH) when it comes to project planning in general
• work closely with Retail solution planning team and Procurement Demand specialist (CPH) to secure prerequisites for efficient implementation
• collaborate with the market organisation on the Retail Fitout & Build-up tendering process for external service suppliers to optimise cost and quality for the project
• contribute with input for creating resource planning for the establishment of the Retail units
• collaborate with the market organisation on the project implementation phases and resource planning
• support the market organisation during the establishment of the Retail units
• support several projects in parallel
• support market with relevant financial inputs for the Investment Request
• work across functions within Ingka Group and collaborate with other IKEA units
• drive an open and sharing climate, being a role model of the IKEA values

In this role you will report to the Planning Project Manager. This role is located in Malmö.


With the customer at the heart of everything we do, Group Expansion takes responsibility for strategic expansion planning enabling penetration of existing and new markets. We take the lead for business development of existing and new customer meeting points. We act on business needs and empower the markets to maximise accessibility, implement our retailing concepts and fully utilise our assets in the new world of IKEA – all at lowest cost, with economy of scale and sustained profitability.


If you have any questions regarding the role, please reach out to Planning Project Manager Catarina Sandwång at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please get in touch with the Recruiter Sofie Skarlöv at

Please send us your application in English no later than 22nd of May 2022. We will review applications on a continuous basis, so do not delay sending in your application.

Warmly welcome with your application!